Peace is the Keystone of Liberty

The anti-war movement desperately needs libertarian leadership. And the libertarian movement urgently needs to be strongly anti-war. So in this essay I will offer some chief reasons for every libertarian to be 100% non-interventionist and actively engaged in the cause of peace. Libertarianism embraces the individual’s right to life, liberty, and property. The meaning of […]

When in Rome: ‘Criminal Consequences’ for Assange’s Tormentors?

“How sweet it is” and “screw the UN” seem to be the major media tag lines to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention’s ruling in favor of political prisoner Julian Assange: The former from Assange himself, welcoming vindication of his claim that more than five years under house arrest and/or confined to Ecuador’s UK […]

The US Military Bombs in the Twenty-First Century

Here’s my twenty-first-century rule of thumb about this country: if you have to say it over and over, it probably ain’t so. Which is why I’d think twice every time we’re told how “exceptional” or “indispensable” the United States is. For someone like me who can still remember a moment when Americans assumed that was […]

Danger Ahead

I try to be optimistic, and while sometimes it’s hard, I usually succeed in taking the long view that the case for peace and liberty will ultimately triumph simply because war and tyranny are incompatible with the requirements of an industrial civilization. That’s why the Soviet Union fell, and why, in my view, the Nazis’ […]

ISIS Executes Hundreds in Iraq

At least 464 were reported killed in Iraq. This includes at least 300 people executed in Mosul.

Suicide Bomber Strikes near US Base; 125 Killed Across Iraq

At least 125 people were killed across Iraq. A suicide bomber struck near a base that is home to U.S. personnel.

Deadlock: North Korea’s Nuclear Test and US Policy

North Korea continues to rattle the cages of both friend and foe. Despite near-universal condemnation of its fourth nuclear test and a deplorable human rights record, Kim Jong-un defiantly disregards the major powers and the United Nations.  And now, adding insult to injury, the UN Secretary-General reports that North Korea has notified various UN agencies […]

Optimism of the Will

So now we have another anti-Semite. Mazal Tov ("good luck") as we say in Hebrew. His name is Ban Ki-moon, and he is the Secretary General of the UN. In practice, the highest international official, a kind of World Prime Minister. He has dared to criticize the Israeli government, as well as the Palestinian Authority, […]

Obama Readies To Fight in Libya, Again

Nearly five years after the U.S., Britain and France launched a bombing campaign against the Libyan government to bring about regime change, these same countries are contemplating a resumption of the war they thought was won when rebel forces they supported grotesquely tortured to death the country’s leader, Col. Muammar Gaddafi. The result today in […]

Civilian Casualties in Turkish Airstrikes as 174 Are Killed Across Iraq

At least 174 were killed across Iraq. Among them were Iraqi civilians killed in Turkish airstrikes.